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Coimbatore Peace Festival 2015

The Coimbatore Peace Festival 2015 was celebrated on 7th of August at the PSGR Krishnammal Golden Jubliee Auditorium. The event was organized and co organized by Shanti Ashram and PSGR Krishnammal College for Women respectively. 

Dr.Vinu answering the children
Participants
 
The event whose objectives were to observe the 70th year of the bombing of Hiroshima as a Day of Prayer and Commitment for Peace, award SSLC toppers as a part of Children-led Reversing Child Poverty Action-Plan’, launch the Special Initiative: India Poverty Solutions Coimbatore and present thematic cultural presentations by the Children and Youth; focused on the theme Engaging Youth - Ending Child Poverty - Sustaining peace.Both children and young people in local Peace-building initiatives participated in the festival, with over 1,387 students from 48 different schools, colleges and youth organizations. 
 
Dr. Vinu Honoring Chief Guests
Mr.Vijayaragavan addressing the participants

 

Committed to Mahatma Gandhi’s lifelong mission of building peace and ensuring justice, Shanti Ashram through the Coimbatore Peace Festival continues the noble quest that Gandhi put his life towards. The Peace Festival, by memorializing the tragic loss of life from the atomic bombing of Japan that ended the devastating Second World War, not only aims to educate the youth, but also to cultivate harmony and understanding in our society.

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As part of the India Poverty Solutions 2014, thirty SSLC toppers from Government and Government aided schools were honored with scholarships. On that day, the India Poverty Solutions 2015 was launched by the chief Guests of the day. The children and youth depicted thematic cultural presentations. 

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